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Nassau GOP roots in Brown's U.S. senate win

U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., speaks at a

U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., speaks at a news conference at the Park Plaza hotel Wednesday in Boston. Brown was elected to fill the U.S. Senate seat left empty by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. (Jan. 20, 2010) Credit: AP

Nassau Republicans can take a tiny piece of credit for Scott Brown’s big GOP win Tuesday, capturing the U.S. senate seat held by the late Democratic icon Teddy Kennedy.

The Massachusetts state GOP chairwoman Jennifer Nassour learned her politics in Nassau County, where she grew up.

Nassour was president of Nassau County Young Republicans in the late 1990s and was an aide to Nassau Legis. Vincent Muscarella (R-West Hempstead) when the GOP first controlled the county legislature.

She got her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 2000 before she and her husband C.J. Brucato III, moved to Massachusetts, according to her Web site.

Nassau Republican spokesman Anthony Santino said party Chairman Joseph Mondello spoke to Nassour last week and provided volunteers to make phone calls for the Brown campaign.

Asked if Nassour was planning any visits, Santino said, “She’s always got an open door to come on home to her roots.”

U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown faces reporters Wednesday in Boston. (AP, Jan. 20, 2010)


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